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    Cowboy Action!

    Hey all,

    Completed my second cowboy action match today and it was a blast. Five different stages, steel plates from 10 to 25 meters and the general idea is to send lead downrange as quickly and as accurately as possible using two single-action revolvers, a shotgun and a lever-action. It's without a doubt the most fun I've ever had on the range and I'm looking forward to the next match! Anyways, here are a few pictures of what Canadians get up to when it's not hunting season - yours truly in the plaid and cowboy hat on the Winchester 1883.

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    Would love to try that.....
    While I might not be as good as I once was, Im as good once as I ever was!

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    Yip that looks like fun
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    Yeeehaaaa. Cowboys
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    What more do we need? If we are above ground and breathing the rest is up to us!
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    That looks super cool love the coon hat!!!


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    Good stuff mate , they hold Cowboy action shoots in NZ haven't done it my self but looks like fun . one thing they don't do here which id like to have a go at is mounted shoots now that would be cool ..
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    Quote Originally Posted by NZHTR View Post
    Good stuff mate , they hold Cowboy action shoots in NZ haven't done it my self but looks like fun . one thing they don't do here which id like to have a go at is mounted shoots now that would be cool ..
    Full gallop, lever gun...be great fun...almost as accurate as an AR15 on a bench rest.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spook View Post
    Full gallop, lever gun...be great fun...almost as accurate as an AR15 on a bench rest.
    I don't know about a full gallop but a brisk canter absolutely. Reins in your teeth Spook?
    It takes 43 muscle's to frown and 17 to smile, but only 3 for proper trigger pull.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rushy View Post
    I don't know about a full gallop but a brisk canter absolutely. Reins in your teeth Spook?
    Got no bloody teeth...you cant be a cheeky cunt all your life and keep your teeth as well.
    I see by those photos that the bigger the belly the longer the arms have to be to reach the pistol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spook View Post
    Full gallop, lever gun...be great fun...almost as accurate as an AR15 on a bench rest.
    Last time i tried that stunt i jammed my finger between the pointy end of the trigger and the guard trying to work the action like a boss .. Ars got nothing on a horse mounted dirty/30 moving at 80kph
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    Quote Originally Posted by NZHTR View Post
    Good stuff mate , they hold Cowboy action shoots in NZ haven't done it my self but looks like fun . one thing they don't do here which id like to have a go at is mounted shoots now that would be cool ..
    Good to know I'd be able to keep it up in NZ! Best times at this shoot were 20-25 seconds but most of us averaged around a minute for 10 rifle rounds, 10 pistol rounds and 3-5 shotgun shells.

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    Cowboy nationals are on in Ashburton and a couple of weeks. 5-9 Nov.

    Great fun to watch!

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    Quote Originally Posted by NZHTR View Post
    Last time i tried that stunt i jammed my finger between the pointy end of the trigger and the guard trying to work the action like a boss .. Ars got nothing on a horse mounted dirty/30 moving at 80kph
    Where did you get a horse that can do 80 kph? I want one.
    30 30 isn't a cowboy gun. 45 colt, 44 40 are.

 

 

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